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Complainant Name:
Ms Julia Reid

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Daily Mail


Ms Julia Reid - the aunt of Tom Reid, who had died during a freshers' week party - complained that the headline to an article contained the inaccurate claim that the cause of his death was alcohol poisoning. The complainant said that the headline had contributed to the family's grief.


The complaint was resolved when - following the outcome of the inquest, which found that Tom Reid had no alcohol in his blood - the newspaper published an apology for the distress caused by its headline. It also made a donation to charity.

Date Published: 80

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